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A 48-year-old member asked:

Can the bony signs of acromegaly return to normal over time, if treated?

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Dr. Susan Wingo
Endocrinology 35 years experience
Not usually: Once bones have expended in size, they will generally not shrink, even if growth hormone (gh) and igf-1 levels are normalized. However, much of the increase in size of hands & feet and the face is caused by soft tissue enlargement, which will shrink in response to treatment.
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